Henry J. Paisley ” The True Fisherman”


HenryHenry J. Paisley had a passion for fishing.   A similar passion attracts our members to join Trout Unlimited.

It is apparent of Henry’s love for fishing, and confirmed in the assortment of fly tying material he accumulated over the years.

The Estate of Mr. Paisley wanted to pass down Henry’s love of the sport by donating his fly tying supplies to Schuylkill County Trout Unlimited. SCTU will use the donation during the chapter’s fly tying classes this winter.  By doing this, a little bit of Henry’s excitement for fishing can be passed on to future generations.

It’s a privilege of SCTU to accept this donation.


“Remembering and Recognizing the Schuylkill River”

Schuylkill Headwaters Association and the Schuylkill County Historical Society are proud to present:
“Remembering and Recognizing the Schuylkill River”
Majestic Theater – Pottsville, PA
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
6:00 p.m.
For more information, please see the attached flyer. If you have any other questions regarding the event, please contact Outreach Coordinator Alexa Kramer at outreach@schuylkillheadwaters.org or 570-622-3742 ext 119

How Our Politicians Voted On Environmental Issues


The link shows how the reps from Schuylkill County voted on the Environment. Schuylkill is one of the worst in the state. You need to tell your legislators you know how they voted. Goodman is the only one with and outstanding voting record.


Argal  voted against the environment 87% of the time  (13% rating)

Knowles voted against the environment 92% of the time  (8% rating)

Tobash voted against the environment 75% of the time (25% rating)

Goodman    92% rating voted for the environment 92% of the time


Pa. Senate Passed HB1565

Pa. SenateDespite all of your tremendous efforts, and the efforts of our conservation partners, the Senate just voted 27-22  to pass HB1565 (PN4258).  The bill will now go to the House for concurrence.

Senator Baker and Brubaker spoke in support of 1565, while Senators Dinniman, Rafferty, and Ferlo spoke in opposition to the bill.

While the outcome is certainly not what we want, it is better than the original bill that would have just removed the riparian buffer requirement, period.  It is apparent that the amendments adopted over the past few weeks, particularly those made in the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, were in response to concerns we raised about vagueness of bill language and the effectiveness of buffers.  So thank you for sending that message to Senators!

Regardless, our work on this issue—i.e. protecting buffers–is certainly not done.  DEP will very likely be developing regulations next year, and there will be opportunities for public input.  It will be important for TU to weigh in on those regulations, to ensure that as protective as the law will allow.

If you want to see who voted yea or nea click  Here

Conserving, Protecting and Restoring the Schuylkill County's Cold Water Fisheries